October 16, 2012 Bravo…
Thank you Bravo for this wonderful opportunity. It has been a tremendous platform to reach out to the amputee community. This has expanded to anyone who has ever felt different for any reason — religion, sex, race, gender, sexuality, or any physical challenge. Embrace it! You all inspire me and teach me everyday. I hope we all continue to learn from each other how to persevere through life’s obstacles. I look forward to spreading the theme of unconditional acceptance.
Thank you Carole, Heather, LuAnn, Ramona, and Sonja: working with you ladies has been an honor. Each one of you is beautiful, strong, courageous, and accomplished. We have shared a unique experience together, one which only we can truly understand.
Most importantly — dear viewers. . .Thank you for your support, love, opinions, and for watching! This blog is for you. I have compiled many questions that you asked on Twitter and have answered as many as I was able. I would love to hear in your comments about YOUR lives, who you are, and why you enjoyed this guilty pleasure we share.
@RachDanger: @AvivaDrescher I like how you limit your kids’ exposure to the show. [Is] it hard to keep them from wanting to be on camera during filming?
Answer: My children are indifferent to the show and filming. They just want to do their kid stuff and have fun. I have tried to show them a scene or two that they are in and they watch for two seconds and then run off and play! They are bored by this show. (Sorry Bravo!!!)
@lschultz714: @AvivaDrescher Welllll, since you asked, your husbands cousin is one of my favorite actresses @frandrescher love to hear about that
Answer: Fran Drescher is a talented actress and icon. Her charitable work is extraordinary. She is brilliant, kind, and very generous. Reid and I feel lucky to have her as part of our family. She is loyal and always takes the high road.
@luvbuffalo: @AvivaDrescher I’m interested in knowing how being on #rhony has affected your day to day life and if u have any regrets
Answer: My life is most affected when filming because it takes up a great deal of time. People I meet love to talk to me about the show. I really enjoy meeting new people! Otherwise, my life has not changed much day to day.
@xxMLG: @AvivaDrescher In hindsight are you glad you joined the show? Would you do it again?
Answer: I am so happy I joined the show! It has been a wonderful experience and has enabled me to reach so many people. If I could turn back the clock, I would do it all over again!
@luvbuffalo: @AvivaDrescher what hair products do you use? Your hair is gorgeous!!
Answer: Thank you! Yarok hair products. They are organic.
@mama_martin710: @AvivaDrescher What ur expectations were when u signed up 2 do HW’s & how they compared/differed from “reality” of what ended up happening!
Answer: I expected to film half as much as I did. I never expected to argue with grown women because in reality, I never argue with my girlfriends. I was surprised by the heavy filming schedule and the conflict that I engaged in!
@sobogurl: @AvivaDrescher you never mention your mom. Is she still living? Did your parents divorce because of your dad’s “appetite” for young ladies?
Answer: My mom passed six years ago due to alcoholism. She was German, kind, and stunning. A wonderful devoted mother and wife. My dad and mom were together until the day she died. They were always madly in love, loyal, and devoted to each other.
@IamStefBrown: @AvivaDrescher sum up mostly what it was like your first season being on #RHONY you are an inspiration to a lot of people
Answer: Thank you! It was like living in an alternate universe. Completely weird environment which was very new and foreign. I often felt like a deer caught in the headlights. At the same time, it was incredible. To get a front row seat and a backstage pass to a phenomenal part of pop culture was a blast. Of course, my goal, to help other amputees and physically challenged was everything.
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